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Old 01-25-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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wireless cards named eth0


I've looked at ceni and my wireless card is named eth0. How do I rename it as wlan0? I assume that is why it won't connect to the internet. It is an old Dell D600 that my wife used several years back before Win XP went out of date, but now it has antix linux on it. I'd like to be able to connect to update/upgrade it every so often we haven't used it in years.
I'd like to know how to do this in case this happens again on another antix install.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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there well may be nothing wrong with a wireless interface being indentified as eth0. I've heard of this in a few reports before. and ceni should be able to connect to the internet fine despite the name. however, I guess its possible that since antiX ships we a /etc/network/interfaces file pre-populated with some ethX interfaces, that there is confusion. I suggest having ceni remove the old configuration and try setting up a new one. also, check "inxi -F" to make sure a driver is being loaded, although I supposed if ceni can see it then a driver is probably loaded.
 
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Dell tends to be broadcom so I'd more likely think that you don't have any wlan driver. ?? dunno, just guess.
 
Old 01-27-2019, 09:00 AM   #4
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It's an Intel wireless card, it's just misnamed.
 
Old 02-02-2019, 11:53 AM   #5
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It's an Intel wireless card, it's just misnamed.
have you tried to check what the command lspci says?

You can issue it as normal user.

So we are sure that the card is seen and working.
 
Old 02-02-2019, 06:07 PM   #6
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have you tried to check what the command lspci says?

You can issue it as normal user.

So we are sure that the card is seen and working.
Yes I have, and it is just exactly the same as this:

Code:
$ lspci
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
Except this is from a laptop that will connect to the internet, and the other one won't!

I think I'm going to just download and install antiX full and get it over with! BTW, I tried to rename it as Dolphin Oracle suggested, but it rejected that. So to avoid any further problems, I'll just reload - and if that doesn't work, I'll load MX on it instead!

Thanks to all who tried to help on this thread.
 
Old 02-03-2019, 06:38 AM   #7
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Yes I have, and it is just exactly the same as this:

Code:
$ lspci
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
Except this is from a laptop that will connect to the internet, and the other one won't!

I think I'm going to just download and install antiX full and get it over with! BTW, I tried to rename it as Dolphin Oracle suggested, but it rejected that. So to avoid any further problems, I'll just reload - and if that doesn't work, I'll load MX on it instead!

Thanks to all who tried to help on this thread.
If the output is the same but Ceni sees only a card (as you said it names wifi as eth0) it could have more meanings.

1) eth0 isn't as you say the wifi card but the ethernet card that's why you can't connect.
Ceni under eth0 should give another line and is the second line you have to choose.

2)If Ceni shows only eth0 the wireless card has an hardware fault, to me happened with a wifi pci card in a more weird way. Card was seen but it couldn't connect, the trasmission chip on the card was messed up. Change the card solved the issue.

Before to reinstall try to install wicd downloading it on a connected machine using live antiX distro #apt-get download wicd it's easier to use even if unsafe cause it stores wpa2 keys withouth encryption in a plain text file.

If it's an hardware fault you will save a lot of time trying wicd than reinstalling maybe to find that you can't even connect.

BTW antiX supports a lot more cards than MX Linux. On the machine I'm using to write with a Ralink RT3090 MX couldn't connect cause missing support for the chipset.

Let us know if you did it and how you did it.
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Last edited by walker; 02-03-2019 at 06:44 AM.
 
  


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